Blake Calls on Majority to Remain in Session and Finalize Overdue State Budget

On October 23, 2015

SCRANTON, October 23, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today called on Republican leadership to keep the Senate in session until a state budget is signed by Governor Tom Wolf. “I must make a strong appeal and an ardent request to my friends and colleagues in Senate Republican leadership not to recess the Senate […]

Blake Named 2015-16 East Stroudsburg University Legislative Fellow

On October 9, 2015

EAST STROUDSBURG, October 9, 2015 – East Stroudsburg University president Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. today announced that State Senator John P. Blake has been selected as their 2015 Legislative Fellow. Senator Blake was introduced to the university faculty, students, staff and special guests from the community at an on-campus breakfast earlier today. “I am deeply […]

Blake Encourages Municipalities to Apply for Multimodal Grant Funding

On October 1, 2015

SCRANTON, October 1, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today encouraged local governments and businesses pursuing transportation improvement projects to apply for funding through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. “When we passed the historic transportation funding package in 2013, we wanted to ensure that our investments in transportation projects across the Commonwealth would create […]

Blake: Stopgap Budget Continues Past Cuts, Reduces Funding Levels for Schools

On September 18, 2015

HARRISBURG, September 18, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the Senate party-line passage of the Republican-crafted stopgap budget: “The Republican-crafted stopgap budget presented for a vote today in the Senate is basically one-third of the flawed and irresponsible budget that the Republican majority passed in June which was […]

Blake Set to Host Telephone Town Hall on Thursday

On July 27, 2015

SCRANTON, July 27, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will host a Telephone Town Hall meeting this Thursday, July 30 at 6:15 p.m. The hour-long Telephone Town Hall will give constituents an opportunity to pose questions to Senator Blake in a live forum on any topics of state or local […]

Blake: $ 9 Million PENNVEST Loan Approved for Scranton Sewer Project

On July 22, 2015

SCRANTON, July 22, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today confirmed that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Board (PENNVEST) has approved a nearly $9.1 million low-interest loan requested by the Scranton Sewer Authority. The $9.095 million low-interest loan will fund the construction of a 1.2 million gallon detention basin below the Linden Street Bridge […]

Lawmakers Comment on Arrest of Former Harrisburg Mayor Reed

On July 14, 2015

HARRISBURG, July 14, 2015 — State Sens. Rob Teplitz, John H. Eichelberger Jr., John Blake, and Mike Folmer issued statements today on the arrest of former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed. In December 2012, the four lawmakers referred to law enforcement the findings of public hearings held by the Senate Local Government Committee regarding the […]

Blake: GOP Budget Ignores Priorities of PA Taxpayers

On June 30, 2015

HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the party-line passage of the Republican-crafted 2015-16 state budget: “The budget that was forced to Governor Wolf’s desk by members of the Senate and House Republican majorities is an affront to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf and legislative […]

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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